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Explore McKinsey

There’s a McKinsey for everyone

Make your own McKinsey

Exciting work that makes a difference. Colleagues and mentors at the top of their fields. Endless opportunities to take what you know, develop your skills, and grow with a group that takes on the world’s toughest challenges.

That’s life at McKinsey. It could be for you.

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Our Roles

Choose your path

Every day, we work with clients and colleagues to build capabilities, leadership skills, and better outcomes—at every level, for every opportunity.

Whether your interests lie in advising clients across industries, expanding our clients’ digital and analytical capabilities, or supporting the firm’s operations, every individual at McKinsey plays an important role in our collective success.

Serving Clients

The key to our client service is a combination of our people, rigorous problem solving, industry expertise, and the tools to support execution and make change happen.


Our consultants work in many roles to solve our client’s toughest issues, whether as a trusted advisor or a hands-on coach. They integrate world-class problem solving, industry expertise, and proprietary tools and capabilities to create change and lasting impact.

Client Capabilities Network

Client capabilities professionals work alongside our consultants both remotely and at client sites, in an agile and targeted way. They are core to our firm’s R&D, developing new knowledge and building and refining proprietary capabilities (e.g., assets, data sets), as well as curating, managing, and maintaining them. Our portfolio includes state-of-the-art research, asset-backed and rapid diagnostics, benchmarking, and workflow support.


We bring the latest analytical techniques plus a deep understanding of industry dynamics and corporate functions to help clients create the most value from data. Our team of more than 800 analytics experts includes analysts, data scientists, data architects, and advanced-analytics consultants.


Implementation consultants work with our experts, collaborating with clients to help them deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in metrics such as productivity, cost, quality, and time to market. We help strengthen and align leadership, transform processes, optimize management practices and build capabilities.

Transformation and Turnaround

McKinsey Transformation is dedicated to helping organizations unlock their full potential through holistic, enduring, large-scale transformation. We help organizations drive growth, build capabilities for the future, and sustain performance at every level. Our work also includes business turnarounds.


To help clients accelerate the impact of digital transformation, we work with them to prototype ideas, test them with real customers, and quickly adapt and implement the solution. Combining data science, human-centered design, and rapid-development techniques, we help clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses.


We combine world-class design talent with a multi-disciplinary approach to help clients move ahead at scale and speed. Our work includes product, service, and experience design across physical, digital, and spatial platforms. We use design to differentiate and drive growth for our clients by identifying and creating value for their customers.

Internal Roles

With roles spanning ten capabilities and a range of disciplines, our internal roles are core to running the firm and play an important role in our collective success. Learn more about internal careers.

Technology & Digital

Our Technology & Digital professionals continually improve internal offerings to deliver inspiring, integrated digital experiences and improve how our colleagues operate.

Visual Graphics & Media

The Visual Graphics and Media function inspires our clients through visual communication and is home to the firm’s wide range of visually-led capabilities and services.

Global Administration

Our Global Administration teams, including executive assistants, use problem solving and teamwork to fulfill a range of critical administrative requests, enabling the firm to operate at its best.


Communications colleagues help define McKinsey by spreading the word about our work, initiatives, opportunities, and impact both internally and externally.


The Finance team supports the firm’s economic health and performance by advising firm leaders in various areas, leading resource planning and investment, and delivering accounting services.

Risk & Compliance

Our Risk and Compliance teams use clear analysis, sound judgment, and effective communication to assess and manage potential risk across the globe.

People & Human Resources

With colleagues spanning talent, recruitment, professional development, learning, and HR, the People and Human Resources department supports the firm’s current and next generation of colleagues.


The Legal team provides counsel on both client arrangements and internal legal matters, enhancing the quality of our client support while managing the firm’s potential legal exposure.


The Procurement team helps the firm make strong financial decisions and identifies, sources, and acquires the products and services needed to support the firm’s work.

Real Estate, Events & Travel

Our Real Estate, Events & Travel teams provide inspiring and efficient solutions whether our colleagues are in the office, at a client, or on a plane.
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Life at McKinsey

Our culture, your life

You work hard—and we want you to pursue what you love outside the office. Raise a family, travel for fun, write that novel or screenplay, or help your community: a career at McKinsey makes it possible and practical to pursue your working life and your life’s work.

Work-life flexibility  

We encourage a culture of flexibility and offer specific programs that support career success. Take Time gives consultants the option to take an extra 5 to 10 weeks off between projects. Pace enables consultants to stay in their current role longer, thus reducing the pressure to fulfill requirements for their next role. And our commitment to parents includes extensive leave benefits for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents; coaching and support provided by a dedicated mothers’ network manager; and a “phase back” option that helps consultants transition back to work after maternity leave.


What does entrepreneurship look like inside McKinsey? It’s finding new ways to solve business problems for our projects, our teams, and our clients. A great idea could change the way we work–or spark a brand-new initiative. We have practice entrepreneurs, geographic entrepreneurs, and new-business leaders. Their great ideas influence McKinsey and our clients, and they spark new initiatives for our alumni.

Connections for life

The people you meet at McKinsey will be your coworkers, colleagues, mentors, peers–and because of the collaborative, supportive nature of the culture, people here make friends for life. From your first team to our 30,000-member alumni network, the connections you make and the experiences you share will last the rest of your career, wherever it takes you.

Awards and Recognition


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Career development

Your growth at McKinsey

You bring an incredible set of skills, abilities, and interests to McKinsey. We provide the mentors, the teammates, and a yearly training investment of more than $200 million to help you develop your future.


Learning is continual at McKinsey–from Embark, our intensive training program for basic consultant readiness, to specialized learning in technology, industry, or operational areas. Most people participate in our core set of programs, and we are constantly developing new initiatives. Training includes in-person and virtual learning with colleagues from around the world who can teach you about a specific topic or expand your skills.

Coaching and Mentorship

We don’t ask you to make your own McKinsey alone. You will have peers and partners helping you grow and plan the next several years of your career–offering everything–from objective guidance and professional development, to informal mentorships and formal feedback reviews.

Because ours is a culture of coaching, you are likely to find mentors wherever and whenever you need them. And you are encouraged to offer your insights, experience, and help to those around you.

Collaborative Teams

At McKinsey, a team isn’t just a group of people with the same to-do list. It’s core to our culture. Everyone is a full-fledged member of the team and every voice is heard.

In addition to working together on client deliverables, each member of the team also learns trust, responsibility, communication, and leadership. Your core team is supported by over 2,000+ knowledge professionals and experts, who make smart teams even smarter–and the work we do truly distinctive.